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    • #45756

      toolband92
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      Cricket Contest

      Here is our new Savannah Monitor named Spyro. My boys saw him/her and wanted them immediately. This is their first reptile (I’ve own countless reptiles, I’ve had everything from anoles to uromastyx over the years). He/She has been eating like crazy and we can’t wait for them to get bigger!

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    • #45788

      Laurren
      Participant

      Lovely name, and photograph of this beautiful lizard! How big is he or she?

      • #45801

        toolband92
        Participant

        Thank you! He/She is about 4 or 5 inches long, so still a baby and has lots of growing to do. Doesn’t like being held much yet, but we’ll get there. Have you ever owned one by chance?

    • #45885

      Zoodulcis
      Moderator

      And get bigger he will! You probably need to start building a custom enclosure now, unless you already have one.

      • #45890

        ABMoore22
        Participant

        I was thinking the same thing! That’s the only reason i wont get a monitor, theyre awesome but i dont have the space or time for one. They need A LOT of space and a lot of time to be really friendly. And i imagine their feeding can cost a pretty penny since they eat things bigger than bugs in no time! Im gonna add some great links that i think will be helpful for care and handling/training.

    • #45893

      ABMoore22
      Participant

      For some reason my last post didnt attach. It does that sometimes. But, i love how you have eco earth in there since they love to dig. Excavator Clay is great as well since it allows for tunnels to be dug. Hope im not overstepping. But if you need any info on care or training here are some great links (if they attach):

      • #45895

        ABMoore22
        Participant

        Yeah, the links wont attach.

        But just go on youtube and type these if interested: For Care type: New England Reptile, Keeping Savannah Monitor Lizards As Pets-What you need to know to be a Savannah Mom or Dad…… For enclosures/fun videos type: Kamp Kenan, Monitor Lizard Habitat Tips with Slinky!…..and for Training/handling/come when called type: Joseph Carter the Mink Man Lizard Comes RUNNING When Called??? and Joseph Carter the Mink Man, Raptor Update! New Training Tricks!

        Hope that helps and you and your kids enjoy watching the fun videos!

        • #45907

          toolband92
          Participant

          Awesome, thanks for the recommendations! I’ll be sure to watch them with my kids because they’re so intrigued with them and want to hold them constantly. The monitor is coming around to being touched, just needs time to learn our voices/scents/etc but itll be so cool when they get bigger. Huffs and puffs a bit, but hasn’t actually nipped anyone. Itll calm down I would hope.

          I actually do have an enclosure in the works, it’s gonna be 6x6x8 because I wanted to be able to get in and clean stuff, along with allowing them to climb a bit. The eco earth I have mixed with sand so the dens he/She has been building stay and they can go down into. I’ve had all sorts of reptiles prior, but this will definitely be the biggest. It’ll be great too when it finally stays warm so the beardie, basilisk, and monitor can get some real sun. I’ve always had outdoor enclosures I’ve used for them in the summer so they can be outside a bit.

          I thoroughly enjoy the questions/comments from everyone – it’s always fun to chat with fellow reptile enthusiasts 🙂 and by all means, suggest away, you can never learn enough about these creatures.

        • #46235

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          Always fun to chat with a fellow enthusiast. When the big enclosure is done and all set up, we would love it if you would post some pix of it, along with any observations about the building process and the design you made along the way.

        • #46251

          ABMoore22
          Participant

          You will fit in great here, lol. I do the same thing, so i appreciate your approach. Learn as much as you can and give the best possible and as natural care as possible! Those channels are fun and some of the best in the industry so hope you guys have fun.

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